The Prevent duty: governors' role
Understand what your board needs to do to make sure your school complies with the Prevent duty. Use our audit tool to help you monitor compliance.
Understand the requirements
The Prevent duty requires schools to “have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism," as described in Home Office guidance.
If you need to learn more about the Prevent duty, read our one-page summary first.
As a governor, your role is one of oversight.
Oversee relevant policies to make sure they reflect the requirements (see our section on policies below) Ensure staff have appropriate training in Prevent Make sure the school has good protocols in place to address any issues with families, and be able to promote positive and acceptable British values Ensure the school has good protocols in place to check that any visiting speakers are appropriately selected, supervised, and challenged if necessary Make sure the school takes into account policies